I'll control temper vows returning Rooney

17 June 2012 01:47

Wayne Rooney has vowed to control his temperament when he makes a long-awaited return from suspension for England's tense Group D finale against Ukraine on Tuesday.

"I've paid the price and had to take it. But I've no doubts about my attitude and my temperament. I'm happy and I'm ready to play," said Rooney, who has a histiry of red cards and red mist.

The 26-year-old talisman is also unfazed by the prospect of playing in what is certain to be a bearpit atmosphere at the Donbass Arena.

"We've played a lot of teams in a lot of stadiums around the world and Europe and we've had to deal with that kind of atmosphere," Rooney said, citing England's 0-0 draw with Turkey in October 2003 that booked their place at the Euro 2004 finals.

Source: AFP